Metadata and Cataloging Librarian -- West Virginia University

Post date: Aug 02, 2019

West Virginia University Libraries are seeking applications and nominations for an innovative, collaborative, and tech-savvy Metadata and Cataloging Librarian to engage in metadata creation and cataloging for WVU Libraries’ physical and digital resources. The Metadata and Cataloging Librarian will also serve as a resource both within and outside the Knowledge Access & Resource Management department for questions concerning metadata creation, cataloging, and local cataloging processes and workflows. The Metadata and Cataloging Librarian will also participate in the development and management of metadata projects both physical and digital.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree from an ALA accredited program
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, relational databases, and online bibliographic utilities
  • Experience with cataloging rules (RDA, DACs) and metadata standards/schemas (Dublin Core, EAD, XML, HTML, etc.)
  • Knowledge of one or more library subject vocabularies and classification schemes
  • Familiarity with programming languages and coding (Python, C++, Ruby, etc.) or willingness to learn
  • Ability to retrieve and manipulate database content using SQL or willingness to learn
  • Knowledge of linked data best practices and standards (RDF, SPARQL)
  • Ability to create and manage projects or willingness to learn
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner, prioritize workload, and work collaboratively

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in and with integrated library systems, relational databases, and online bibliographic utilities
  • Experience with one or more library subject vocabularies and classification schemes
  • Experience with programming languages and coding (Python, C++, Ruby, etc.)
  • Experience retrieving and manipulating database content using SQL
  • Experience with linked data best practices and standards (RDF, SPARQL)
  • Experience creating and managing projects

We welcome beginning or early career librarians and anticipate filling this position at the rank of Staff Librarian or Assistant University Librarian. Rank and salary are dependent upon post-MLS experience and credentials.

Please include a cover letter detailing professional experience, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. Application review will begin (approximately) on August 26, 2019.

Please apply online at: https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=12456&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.